Article posted by Sherri Sacconaghi, April 30th, 2012
I realized how rewarding little plan can be last year. After spending several Mother’s Days at a local amusement park with my kids, I finally admitted, spinny rides and cotton candy are not really my thing. I used to believe, if they were happy, I was happy. Usually true, but now I also believe, if I am happy, well, lucky them.
So after you receive breakfast in bed and flowers on your doorstep from your family, it is time to spoil yourself. This is a new thought for some women out there so here are some ideas to get you started. Oh and Dads take notice, you might be able to help out here.
Get a massage, facial, or pedicure. Obvious I know, but how often do we really take the time out to do these things. Go all out. Spring for the deluxe pedicure or a body scrub you have never tried before. Oh and no guilt attached.
Take a long walk/run. Try a new route through a park or by a river. Make it about the adventure and less about the fitness aspect. By yourself or with a friend. Maybe even pack a picnic and make a day of it.
Take a class. You know the one you always see advertised in the catalog and mean to sign up for but cant find the time. Now is the time. Photography, gardening, cooking or design. No better time than Mothers Day to learn more about what fulfills you.
Give back to moms in need. Spend the day cleaning out your closet and donate to Dress FOR Success. Collect all those travel shampoo bottles and soap and give them to a local women’s shelter or volunteer to serve a meal at your church or soup kitchen. Sometimes it really is about other people.
Go Shopping. Anything from a farmers market to the mall. Is it fresh produce on your mind or is it the Stuart Weitzman sandals you saw online. Treat yourself.
As moms and we love our families, and of course you may want to invite them along on your Mothers Day outing. Whatever makes you happy. Do it. You deserve it.
Posted by: Sherri Sacconaghi
Certified Health Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer
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